Cal·​li·​a·​nas·​sa | \ ˌkalēəˈnasə \

Definition of Callianassa

: a genus (the type of the family Callianassidae) of marine burrowing crustaceans (order Decapoda) having the chelipeds very unequal in size

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Other Words from Callianassa

callianassid \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦nasə̇d \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Callianassa

New Latin, from calli- + Greek anassa queen, feminine of anax lord

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“Callianassa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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